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44-63236

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron
  • 435th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Ray Friend

    Military | First Lieutenant | 479th Fighter Group

Places

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wattisham, Ipswich IP7 7JY, UK 1944

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Wattisham, Ipswich IP7 7JY, UK 1944

Transferred to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 16:40:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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